Thermi San Diego Plastic Surgery is dedicated to the aesthetic enhancement and wellness of our patients. Dr. Gerry Schneider is a plastic and reconstructive Surgeon with over 35 years of experience. His education and training are essential parts of becoming a plastic surgeon but as all good plastic surgeons do, Dr Schneider continues training in the most modern techniques in cosmetic plastic surgery. With the evolving perspective that this provides him and because of the extensive training he received in conjunction with some of he most innovative plastic surgeons of his generation, he has a broad base of knowledge and insight into what up to date tools are most applicable in planning and fulfilling his patient's cosmetic surgery goals. Dr Gerry Schneider has dedicated his medical career to helping both women and men in achieving natural-looking results using the latest non-invasive and safest techniques available. His recent adoption of radio frequency treatments makes true non-invasive cosmetic surgery closer than ever to being a reality Dr. Schneider is highly experienced. It's why he was recruited to and subsequently spent nearly 20 years at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla as a Plastic Surgeon. In addition to his aesthetic and cosmetic surgery practice, he specialized in reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body, reconstructing surgical defects caused by the treatment of various forms of cancer and the facial and limb deficits it causes. Dr Gerry Schneider is also a retired Navy Surgeon at the rank of Captain and is double board certified in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.. Dr. Schneider offers a variety of both surgical and non-invasive treatments that include the recently in FDA approved ThermiSmooth, ThermiTight, ThermiVa, ThermiRase, ThermiDry, Traditional Liposuction, ThermiLipo (also known as ThermiLipoplasty), and Liposuction with Fat Transfers to the fat grafting to the buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lifts), breasts, face and hands. As testament to his surgical aptitude and extensive knowledge of the reconstructive and aesthetic fields, he yearly participated as a faculty member and trainer in reconstruction for the famous Hubert Greenway, MD (the world's leading expert in the field of skin cancer surgery), Scripps Clinic Annual Dermatologic and Moh's Surgery Conference in La Jolla, both as a speaker and trainer. Dr Schneider volunteers his surgical skills and talents to serve the surgical needs in areas desperate for plastic and reconstructive surgery in the South Pacific. These annual trips to Fiji and Solomon Islands, sponsored by his favorite charity, Loloma Foundation of Point Loma are a labor of love. He focuses on cleft lip and palate repair in children, tumor removal for all ages, and reconstructive surgery to female burn suffers who are the victims of domestic violence as well as a variety of other procedures previously unavailable to patients in the Northeast sector of the Fiji Islands chain.
Above all, Dr. Schneider is committed to providing individualized, compassionate care with the utmost regard for safety and discretion. He strives to develop open, personal relationships with each and every patient, and regardless of the procedure the individual elects to receive, he will do everything in his power to ensure that every patient receives the safest, most effective care before, during, and after treatment.
Dr. Schneider's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Board certified in Plastic Surgery and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No board actions found
Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Why It Matters: Dr. Schneider's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Localized Fat Deposits
Wrinkly Skin Syndrome
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Neck Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Cosmetic Trunk Surgery
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Skin Tag Removal
Skin and Tissue Reduction
Temperature-Controlled Radio Frequency Non-Invasive Skin Smoothing Treatment
Temperature-Controlled Radio Frequency Non-Invasive Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
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If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Northern Arizona University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
University Of Arizona
Medical School | Graduated 1973
Naval Hospital San Diego
Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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